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new energy and attack lines against romney that were absent from wednesday's debate. all but calling his opponent a liar. >> governor romney may dance around his positions. he may do a tap dance and a two-step, but if you want to be president, then you owe the american people the truth. >> reporter: mr. obama's top advisers concedes the president needs to come back fighting the next two debates and find a sharper way to sell his message. we'll make adjustments, his top strategist said. president obama took aim at cutting funds to pbs, the home to big bird. that's less than $100 million a year, just a fraction of the overall federal budget. >> thank goodness somebody's finally cracking down on big bird! who knew that he was responsible for all these deficits? elmo's got to watch out. >> reporter: meanwhile, a past presidential nominee, former vice president al gore, who had his own debate struggles, offered this unusual explanation for mr. obama's uninspired performance, blaming the high altitude in denver. >> obama arrived in denver just a few hours before the debate started. romney
stepped out, i heard the roar of the crowd, and i felt an energy that i've never felt or experienced in my entire life, and it -- it was what dreams are made of, and mine came true last night for that moment while i was in there, and i just -- i had a blast. >> did you get much advance notice that you were going to get up there, or is one of those deals, hey, greenberg, let's go? >> yeah, pretty much. i had two outs to get ready. i remember john buck said, hey, do you want to go hit a little, and it was like i've got to get my helmet, i don't know. >> yeah. >> and so once i got everything all set and got my helmet and took a few swings. that's all the time you need. mentally i was prepared for it. i was following the game and knew what was going on. when my number was called, i was red. >> we're looking at some of the batting practice, hit one out during bp, not uncommon. had to be a big confidence boost. there you go, and get a shot and who you have to go up against, r.a. dickey, could get the cy young, all-star players thinking what am i going to do against this knuckleballer? take us th
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